Review: Luxury Lip Balms

  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="531"] Luxury balms by, from left, Bobbi Brown , Nuxe and Rodan + Fields[/caption] At a recent skincare event/party, i fell prey to the hostess's suggestion-- admittedly, however farfetched-- that the little capsules of lip renewing serum she was touting could actually revive some of the pink pigment that comes with youth, but fades by middle age. I'm very familiar with lip plumpers that temporarily agitate the mouth to create a poutier pout, but a product that will win back some of our natural, baby rosey-ness AND hydrate like crazy? Sign me up! $54 later, not including tax and shipping (wince), I hoped to be truly impressed when my single order of Rodan + Fields Redefine Lip Renewing Serum arrived.   [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] Rodan + Fields Redefine Lip Treament capsules. Inside each is a mild, vanilla-scented mix of antioxidants & peptides in a consistency much like vitamin e oil. After three weeks of use, i agree this is a hydrating lip treatment, but I personally haven't seen an improvement in lip texture or color.[/caption] I've been using the treatment as directed for three weeks, morning and evening, and can get two applications from one capsule. And although i notice my lips still feel comfortably hydrated first thing in the morning, I can't say my lip texture and color is any smoother or youthful, as claimed by the maker. In essence, this luxury product isnt't doing anything my most favorite lip balms don't. By comparison, i still love my unscented "luxury" Bobbi Brown balm for $20. And because of its thinner, smoother texture (the Rodan treatment is slightly tacky to the touch), I've used the Bobbi balm on the highpoint of my cheekbones for glow and added moisture, and to gently groom my eyebrows into place. The Nuxe Reve de Miel balm is about the same price point as the Bobbi Brown, and has the slightest bit of exfoliant in it. It's waxier in texture than the Bobbi balm, but very soothing and hydrating. Because of its delicious citrus fragrance, however, i've refrained from using it around eyes or elsewhere on my face--- whereas the Bobbi balm seems more all-purpose. (I've rubbed it into cuticles as well.) I hope this review helps you in your own search for a really great lip product. And full disclosure, my absolute favorite "must have" lip product of all time is Blistex's Five Star Lip Protection in the gold tube. But more on that in an upcoming review on pocket lip balms. ☺️
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Great post!! !:)

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You’re very welcome girl :)

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